Quick Turnaround as UVa Hosts Boston College Saturday at 7 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia hosts Boston College on Saturday (Jan. 21) night for an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball match-up. Tip-off at John Paul Jones Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game will be streamed live online as part of Cavaliers Live, UVa’s live audio and video streaming offering. Live statistics will be available at VirginiaSports.com, and the game will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 AM in the Charlottesville area.
Virginia (14-6, 2-4 ACC) is coming off a 56-53 defeat at the hands of No. 11 Miami on Thursday (Jan. 19) night at home. The Cavaliers held a 15th opponent to fewer than 60 points and forced 27 Hurricane turnovers, but were narrowly edged down the stretch.
Senior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) leads the Wahoos in scoring, averaging 12.7 points per game, including an 18-point effort vs. Miami. Moorer averages 5.3 rebounds per game and leads the squad with 59 assists on the season.
Sophomore guard Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) ranks second on the team with 12.1 points per game and in ACC games only is averaging 13.8 points per game.
The Cavaliers are holding opponents to an average of 52.8 points per game, which ranks second in the league behind Duke (52.5 ppg).
Virginia ranks third in the ACC in steals per game (13.6), led by Lexie Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) who averages 3.2 per game.
Boston College (5-13, 0-5 ACC) was picked to finish ninth in the ACC preseason coaches’ poll (the Cavaliers were tabbed eighth).
Kristen Doherty leads the Eagles by averaging 10.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while Katie Zenevitch adds 10.2 points and 6.4 boards per game.
Boston College coach Sylvia Crawley is in her fourth season at BC and has a 65-53 record there. Her career coaching tally is 103-78. She is a former standout player for North Carolina.
The teams last met in the 2011 Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), with Virginia prevailing 53-48 on March 24 at JPJA. The Eagles won last season’s regular-season match-up, 73-50, on Feb. 20. In the all-time series, Virginia leads 8-2, including a 4-1 mark in Charlottesville.
Virginia hits the road following Saturday’s game, playing at Georgia Tech on Wednesday (Jan. 25). Tip-off from the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., is scheduled for 7 p.m.